(Very) Early and (Very) Positive Reports on Apatow's New Stoner Action Comedy

How can you not wanna see a movie called The Pineapple Express?

by | July 19, 2007 | Comments

Are you a big fan of the Judd Apatow posse yet? The guys who gave you The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and the upcoming Superbad? Well, good news. Some early reports are out on The Pineapple Express, and they’re pretty positive.

Produced by Apatow, written by Seth Rogen, and directed by David Gordon Green (!?!), the action comedy focuses on a stoner (Rogen) and a weed dealer (James Franco) who have to go on the run when they come across some crooked cops. (Also on board are Gary Cole, Rosie Perez, Amber Heard, and James Remar.

Yes, David Gordon Green (the young man who gave you All the Real Girls and Undertow) is now directing a stoner action comedy. Awesome.

Apparently there were some early test screenings last night, and AICN has some of the reactions. I just did some quick-scanning, but here’s a few snippets:

“What’s important here is that Rogen and Goldberg’s conversational, geekish humor blends really well with the generally overloaded action pieces.”


“Pineapple Express is a thousand times better then the recent crop of pot comedies like Harold & Kumar. I’d actually compare it something like Strange Brew, but I love that movie to an unhealthy degree.”

And then Devin Faraci over at CHUD.com gives us a run-down on the screening itself. Regarding the movie he saw, it “would easily be a contender for my 2007 top ten list if it came out this year. This isn’t just a good movie, this is a great movie.” Very cool.

Also on tap for the Apatow gang is John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox in Walk Hard, a “musical biopic” comedy that I cannot wait to see.

Source: AICN, CHUD.com

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